Schools chief to retire at end of school year

Biloxi Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul A. Tisdale, who has overseen a restructuring of curriculum and classrooms and had three schools nominated for national Blue Ribbon awards in the past five years, this morning announced that he is retiring in June, at the end of the current school year.

“I’ve had the best job in the world as superintendent of Biloxi Public Schools,” the 58-year-old said. “It’s something I aspired to when I was first appointed as a school principal. I’ve been so fortunate in my career. Biloxi and this school district have been very good to me and to my family. It’s been a pleasure and honor to serve my community.”

Tisdale, who has spent 32 of his 36 years as an educator in Biloxi Public Schools, made the announcement to teachers and staff gathered this morning for an annual professional development day.

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